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Categories: Art
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Lavish original illustrations of a captivating twelfth-century Sufi poem.
The Conference of the Birds
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Attar
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-07 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

“These lofty words are an antidote for anyone sickened by extremism's poison.” Considered by Rumi to be “the master” of Sufi mystic poetry, Attar is best known for this epic poem, a magnificent allegorical tale about the soul’s search for meaning. He recounts the perilous journey of the world’s birds
Art, Allegory and the Rise of Shi'ism in Iran, 1487-1565
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Kia Chad Kia
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Transforming our understanding of Persian art, this impressive interdisciplinary book decodes some of the world's most exquisite medieval paintings. It reveals the hidden meaning behind enigmatic figures and scenes that have puzzled modern scholars, focusing on five 'miniature' paintings. Chad Kia shows how the cryptic elements in these works of
Attar and the Persian Sufi Tradition
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: L. Lewisohn, C. Shackle
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-11-22 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Farid al-Din Attar (d. 1221) was the principal Muslim religious poet of the second half of the twelfth century. Best known for his masterpiece "Mantiq al-tayr", or "The Conference of Birds", his verse is still considered to be the finest example of Sufi love poetry in the Persian language after
A Communion of Subjects
Language: en
Pages: 720
Authors: Paul Waldau, Kimberley Patton
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-22 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

A Communion of Subjects is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of the conceptualization of animals in world religions. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including Thomas Berry (cultural history), Wendy Doniger (study of myth), Elizabeth Lawrence (veterinary medicine, ritual studies), Marc Bekoff (cognitive ethology), Marc Hauser (behavioral science),